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How To Roll Over Your 401k
It can be tempting to cut and run when you quit a job – especially if you’re leaving a particularly nasty situation. But if you have an investment account tied up with that employer, it’s important to transfer those funds as soon as possible. Rolling over a 401(k) is relatively easy, but there are a The post How To Roll Over Your 401k appeared first on MintLife Blog.

The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping
Once upon a time, job hopping was seen as unprofessional and unnecessary. In fact, it was relatively common to spend your entire career working for one employer, gradually working your way up the company ranks and receiving regular pay raises along the way. But these days, maintaining an upward career trajectory usually requires a little The post The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping appeared first on MintLife Blog.

How To Tell if You Should Buy a House Now
Buying your first house might be the biggest financial investment that you’ve ever made to this point in your life, and possibly the most complicated. In addition to determining if you’re making a sound financial investment, owning your home is just as much an emotional decision. That’s because where you choose to live affects things The post How To Tell if You Should Buy a House Now appeared first on MintLife Blog.

How to Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness in 2022
It’s no secret that the cost of college has increased faster than the rate of inflation for many years. According to The College Board, inflation-adjusted tuition at four-year, public universities has increased 158% between 1991-92 to 2021-22. So while it may have been easier for previous generations to pay for college with scholarships and a The post How to Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness in 2022 appeared first on MintLife Blog.

What To Do When You Get Kicked Off Your Parents Health Insurance
Healthcare and health insurance is a complicated topic, and there are many differing opinions on how it should best be handled. In many countries, there is universal healthcare for everyone, but that is not the case in the United States. While there are government-run programs for the elderly (Medicare) and those with low-incomes (Medicaid), most The post What To Do When You Get Kicked Off Your Parents Health Insurance appeared first on MintLife Blog.

How to Pay for Fertility Treatments
Bringing a child into the world may be priceless, but fertility treatments are anything but. This high price tag can put aspiring parents into a tough position, forcing them to choose between starting a family and avoiding massive amounts of debt.  Thankfully, there are several strategies you can use to reduce or eliminate the need The post How to Pay for Fertility Treatments appeared first on MintLife Blog.

What Careers Are Recession Proof?
No matter how confident you are about the future of the economy, it’s clear that the average consumer is feeling nervous. A June 2022 survey from MagnifyMoney found that 70% of Americans think a recession is coming.  But a recession affects everyone differently, and there are some professions that tend to thrive even when the The post What Careers Are Recession Proof? appeared first on MintLife Blog.

Hidden Inflation: What is Shrinkflation, Skimpflation and Greedflation
As inflation continues to dominate the headlines, you may have started to hear about the concepts of shrinkflation, skimpflation and greedflation. These are subtle ways in which companies attempt to either minimize or take advantage of the impact that inflation has on consumer expectations. It’s important to understand these concepts in order to avoid being The post Hidden Inflation: What is Shrinkflation, Skimpflation and Greedflation appeared first on MintLife Blog.

Preparing for Labor Day Celebrations On a Budget
Labor Day, celebrated in the United States on the first Monday in September, is often considered the end of the summer season. As kids go back to school and the weather gets colder, it is common to celebrate with barbecues and other types of get-togethers. The Monday holiday means that many have a long weekend The post Preparing for Labor Day Celebrations On a Budget appeared first on MintLife Blog.

65 Student Loan Debt Statistics for 2022
From living in the dorms to meeting new people, many students eagerly await their chance to begin the college experience. And no matter your major, almost all college students have one thing in common — they know college can be expensive. So expensive, in fact, that over 43 million students are facing outstanding student loan The post 65 Student Loan Debt Statistics for 2022 appeared first on MintLife Blog.